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European Retail Briefing - July 2009

European Retail Briefing is a monthly briefing providing news and analysis that includes company results, store openings, cross-border moves, M & A activities, executive changes and property developments. Additionally each month, European Retail Briefing focuses on a key issue or specific European retail sector. The month's retail news is then analysed sector by sector, making this an invaluable resource for all with an interest in the European retail industry.

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst’s Comment

    • Recession heralds change in German retailing
      • Europe’s harshest retail climate?
        • But there are winners…
        • Headlines for the Month

          • Food retailers
            • Clothing
              • Mixed goods/department stores
                • DIY
                  • Electricals
                    • Carpets
                      • Furniture
                        • Home shopping
                          • Health and beauty
                            • Other specialists
                            • Retail Sales Review

                                • France
                                  • Figure 1: France: Retail sales trends, 2008-09
                                • Inflation
                                  • Figure 2: France: Inflation, 2008-09
                                • Germany
                                  • Figure 3: Germany: Retail sales trends, 2008-09
                                • Inflation
                                  • Figure 4: Germany: Inflation, 2008-09
                                • Italy
                                  • Figure 5: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2008-09
                                • Inflation
                                  • Figure 6: Italy: Inflation, 2008-09
                                • Netherlands
                                  • Figure 7: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2008-09
                                • Inflation
                                  • Figure 8: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2008-09
                                • Spain
                                  • Figure 9: Spain: Retail sales trends, 2008-09
                                • Inflation
                                  • Figure 10: Spain: Inflation, 2008-09
                                • UK
                                  • Figure 11: Retail sales trends, 2008-09
                                • Inflation
                                  • Figure 12: UK: Annual percentage change in Retail Price Index for selected product groups, 2008-09
                              • Sector Focus: European Retail Forecasts

                                • The outlook for Europe
                                  • Summary
                                    • GDP contraction and slow recovery
                                      • Consumers cut back on spending
                                        • Unemployment to rise steadily
                                          • What lies ahead?
                                            • Retail sales forecasts
                                              • Figure 13: Europe: Retail sales forecasts, by country, 2008 and 2014
                                              • Figure 14: Europe: Forecast growth rates (in € at current prices), by country, 2009-14
                                          • News Analysis

                                            • Grocers
                                              • Belgium: Colruyt FY sales up 11%
                                                • Belgium: Delhaize completes acquisition in Romania
                                                  • Denmark: Dansk to open 30 Netto stores in Poland
                                                    • France: Carrefour
                                                      • …opens first store in Moscow
                                                        • …to sell 20 Polish stores
                                                          • …unveils €4.5bn cost-cutting plan
                                                            • France: Intermarché
                                                              • …to withdraw Ecomarché fascia
                                                                • …plans cost-cutting exercise
                                                                  • Germany: Aldi retains expansion plans despite missing target
                                                                    • Germany: Edeka forging ahead with Netto expansion
                                                                      • Germany: Rewe posts record EBITDA for 2008
                                                                        • Germany: Tengelmann asks court to intervene over Plus deal
                                                                          • Netherlands: Ahold reports $186m tendered under debt buyback offer
                                                                            • Netherlands: Super de Boer sees Q2 sales rise
                                                                              • Russian Federation: Kopeyka reports wider 2008 losses
                                                                                • Russian Federation: Magnit plans London listing
                                                                                  • Russian Federation: X5
                                                                                    • …announces plans to expand Pyaterochka chain
                                                                                      • …completes buyout of Pyaterochka franchisee
                                                                                        • …sees sales slow in Q2
                                                                                          • Slovenia: Mercator plans Bulgarian expansion
                                                                                            • Spain: Intermarché pulls out of Spain
                                                                                              • Switzerland: Migros reports profit drop
                                                                                                • UK: Iceland posts record sales and profits
                                                                                                  • UK: Kwik Save moves to Spain
                                                                                                    • UK: Morrisons ploughs ahead with farm in Scotland
                                                                                                      • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                                                        • …LFLs climb 7.8%
                                                                                                          • …considers two for chairman role
                                                                                                            • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                              • …reveals "solid" Q1 performance
                                                                                                                • …in £458m property deal
                                                                                                                  • …in insurance deal with Fortis
                                                                                                                    • …could bid for Northern Rock
                                                                                                                      • Off-licences
                                                                                                                        • UK: First Quench posts FY loss
                                                                                                                          • UK: Majestic sees FY profits plummet 56%
                                                                                                                            • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                              • Spain: Inditex suffers 15% net profit drop
                                                                                                                                • UK: H&M reports rise in Q2 profit
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Jacques Vert records £2.9m loss
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Matalan defies gloom with robust FY results
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Moss Bros reveals bullish expansion plans
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Mulberry FY profit down despite sales growth
                                                                                                                                          • UK: New Look to roll out premium brand
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Primark sales jump 20%
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Ted Baker sees sales lift in Q1
                                                                                                                                                • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Mr Shoes
                                                                                                                                                    • …trips into administration
                                                                                                                                                      • ...saved from administration
                                                                                                                                                        • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: BrightHouse posts 21.5% earnings boost
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Instore FY pre-tax loss widens to £10.5m
                                                                                                                                                              • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Arcandor
                                                                                                                                                                  • …sees Sal Oppenheim sell stake in group
                                                                                                                                                                    • …receives state aid for Quelle
                                                                                                                                                                      • …granted state aid for Quelle by EU
                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Shopping centre operator Mfi eyes Karstadt
                                                                                                                                                                          • Netherlands: Macintosh Retail sells Belcompany Belgium
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                              • …to launch home shopping in 70 countries
                                                                                                                                                                                • …to launch pick 'n' mix sweet selection
                                                                                                                                                                                  • …reports improvement in Q1 sales
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …chief announces plans to step down
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …executive chairman Rose receives support
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Italy: Gruppo Coin posts flat Q1 profit
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Beales sales dip in H1
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Debenhams' share offer receives weak uptake
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Harvey Nichols to trial online fashion sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: House of Fraser quells rumours of banking covenant breach
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Germany: Hornbach sales rise 5.4% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Praktiker optimistic on market improvement
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Focus
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …ponders CVA
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …faces tough business review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Kingfisher plans large Russian expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Best Buy suffers 15% fall in Q1 profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: DSGi suffers £140.4m FY loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Kesa Electricals reports FY loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: HMV reports 11.5% rise in FY pre-tax profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Virgin Megastores posts loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Allied Carpets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to place subsidiary in administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to close stores and cut jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …goes into administration and pre-pack deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Carpetright suffers 72% slump in FY profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sweden: Ikea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …cuts jobs as growth slows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to cull further staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …ponders Eastern Europe expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Dunelm sees LFLs climb 5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Asos boasts 93% surge in FY profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Ideal Shopping Direct enjoys sales increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: N Brown enjoys sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Shop Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to rebrand Littlewoods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …unveils Woolworths.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Germany: Celesio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …takes majority stake in Brazilian firm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …enters Swedish market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …receives approval for Pharmexx purchase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: JJB Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …plots £50m fund raising amid loan storm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …row escalates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …threatens legal action against Ashley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Theo Fennell returns to board
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Game sees LFLs plummet 15.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Hamleys appoints new chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Halfords profits rise 2.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Economic news
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Czech Republic: Retail sales continue to fall in April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Germany: Retail sales rise month-on-month in May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ireland: Retail sales continue to fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Romania: Retail sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • BRC: May LFL retail sales drop 0.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • CBI: Retail sales continue to drop in June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ONS: April retail sales rise more than expected

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